Tuesday night sweep for south Siskiyou varsity hoops teams

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

Southern Siskiyou County's six varsity boys and girls basketball teams all won their league games Tuesday night, Feb. 5.

In Dunsmuir, the Tiger boys trailed Big Valley at half time, 38-35, but came back to win it, 78-74. The Tigers improved to 4-3 in the Evergreen League, while Big Valley (5-2) fell out of a first place tie with Tulelake (6-1).

With their 48-41 win, Dunsmuir's varsity girls improved to 3-4 in league while handing Big Valley (4-2) its second EL loss, one more than first place Butte Valley (6-1). The Lady Tigers trailed at half time, 23-18, then outscored the Cardinals 30-18 in the second half.

The Tigers are scheduled to play three Winter Coronation night games against Butte Valley Friday night in Dunsmuir – JV boys at 4:30, varsity girls at 6, and varsity boys at 7:30 p.m.

The Tuesday night wins for Weed and Mount Shasta kept them all in position to possibly win Shasta Cascade League championships.

Mount Shasta's girls improved to 9-1 in league with a 45-24 win at Etna, while Weed's girls improved to 8-1 by defeating Trinity in Weaverville, 44-24.

Mount Shasta's boys went to 8-2 in league after their 76-51 win at Etna, while Weed's boys defeated Trinity, 54-49, to boost their SCL record to 7-2. Modoc (8-1) remained in first place in the SCL boys standings.

Weed hosts Burney in Friday night's Winter Carnival games at 4 p.m., 5:30, 7, and 8:30 p.m. The Cougars then travel to Modoc Wednesday, Feb. 13, two days before the league season finishes with Weed at Mount Shasta on Friday, Feb. 15.

Mount Shasta has a bye this Friday, then finishes with home games against Burney (Feb. 12) and Weed.